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|The navy said in a statement Petty Officer 3rd Class Ariel J. Weinmann was successful in giving the classified information to a foreign government before he destroyed the computer. Although the navy didn't officially identify the foreign country, defence sources told CNN and Reuters News Agency it was Russia.|
PO3 Weinmann, 21, of Salem, Ore., is confined at the brig at Norfolk Naval Air Station on six charges, including three counts of espionage.
PO3 Weinmann faces a maximum punishment of death if his fleet commander decides to press for a court martial.